I am a PhD candidate at the ECE Department of Texas A&M University. My advisor is Prof. Alex Sprintson. My research is broadly in the area of coding for distributed storage focussing on the aspects of locality, availability, and security. My research interests are in the areas of algebraic coding theory, information theoretic security, network coding, and compressive sensing.
I have been fortunate to work with Prof. Sidharth Jaggi from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Emina Soljanin from Rutgers University, and Prof. Robert Calderbank from Duke University.
Before starting my PhD, I worked as a researcher at the Innovation Labs of TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore. There I worked on the research theme "Error Control Coding for Futuristic Communications and Storage". Predominantly, I worked on incorporating Network Coding techniques and LDPC codes for erasure correction in distributed storage. I also worked a bit in Compressive Sensing and its application as an error/erasure control coding scheme.
I obtained my master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Electrical Engineering Department with Signal Processing, Communications and Networking as a major in July 2009. I worked on "Multi-antenna Broadcast Channels with Limited Feedback" under the guidance of Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi.